Interactive Notebooks: Content

Woohoo! This is one of my favorite sections! I love, love, love teaching and reviewing literary content. I'm such a nerd. And...I'm loving my new dividers for next year's interactive notebook!

Anyway, let's jump right in! This section is full of fun foldables and great content! This is the place to keep all of the information and content specific to your subject (that doesn't fit into a different category). Now that I'm trying to explain what goes in this category, I'm kind of struggling. I say "content", but everything in the notebook is probably specific to your content. Ok, the best thing to do is just show you what I put in our content section.

 Tone and Mood: I include these foldables from Lovin' Lit's literature interactive notebook. It is a great resource for foldables. These are great for reviewing, or teaching, tone and mood.

I pair the Tone and Mood pages from Lovin' Lit with these pages that I've found or created to support my students when teaching tone and mood. This particular page is stacked three pages deep, so that we can keep everything about tone and mood on this one spread.

 This is a foldable that I created for an extended metaphor prezi that I use in class. I just created this page by using shapes and text boxes in powerpoint to setup the format in the top picture. When you cut it down the middle vertically and horizontally in the middle, it creates this four flap organizer. The student's organizers had notes under each flap.

This is a inference puzzle that I made from a free puzzle piece clipart set. My students thought inference meant "good guess", so we needed to correct that definition a little. We reviewed using the puzzle foldable. Then we used task cards *note the multiple choice answers shown*. Lastly, we took
a couple of briefly notes based on a discussion and activity that we completed in class.

This is a foldable made by my intern to review characterization. Yes, I know that characterization is taught in the seventh grade. Let's all keep in mind that students don't always retain what is taught. Therefore, we review and dig deeper.

 This is another awesome foldable from Lovin' Lit. It's a plot sequence review. We just glued this in and applied it to a wordless pixar short. The definition is on top of each flap while content that we applied goes under the flap.

 Yep! Another Lovin' Lit. (No, I'm not endorsed or affiliated. She just has great resources at awesome prices!) This one is great. It allows students to take notes, but it also includes a situation sort to help students practice this content.

 This thematic statement flap book is what we use when we get ready to write our thematic analysis papers. It's full of rich content with lots of scaffolding for my students. I created it to help guide them through the process and to provide them with a reference to use in the future.

 This gem was created by my intern and me. It worked well, and my students loved the variety. This was a place for their notes.

The picture on the top is where they practiced their rhetoric spotting skills. This is a fun little resource from B's Book Love. The bottom picture is from my Archetypes Resource that I use for teaching character archetypes.

This obviously isn't everything included in this section, but I wanted to give you a visual idea of what type of content I include in the, well, content section. :)

If you teach English and feel overwhelmed at the thought of finding resources for this section, you might check out the resources that I linked within the post. Those of you that teach other subjects might check out pinterest and teacherspayteachers. Please note that the following links are just suggestions based on searches that I performed on teacherspayteachers. I have no idea about the content or quality of these resources. Please check them out before purchasing. I just wanted to give you a starting place.

Science Interactive Notebooks
Science Interactive Notebooks 2: Physcial Science

Math Interactive Notebook: Algebra
Math Interactive Notebook 2: Geometry

History Interactive Notebook: Ancient History
History Interactive Notebook: American History

 If you're super awesome and fearless and have all kinds of time to create all of your resources from scratch, you can check out these blank foldable templates to help you save some of your sanity.

The Ultimate Interactive Notebook Template Collection (Blank Editable Templates) by Lovin Lit

Interactive Notebook Templates 1000+ (Classroom & Commercial) by The Candy Class

Interactive Notebook Templates by Tangstar Science

If you're hesitant to purchase a set of these, there are lots of free foldable sampler packs on teachers pay teachers. This is a great way to wet your feet. You can also find lots of FREE resources in an online search and on pinterest.

Questions, comments, concerns? Hit me up!

I hope that you're enjoying these posts, and that you'll come back soon for the next part of this series: the article of the week section: informational texts!

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